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Fountain Hills fountain
Peter Hill, artistic director of the Fountain Hills Theater, wrote a new musical version of "The Great Gatsby" and talked more with The Show about the familiar story.
Mar. 22, 2024
Thursday is World Puppetry Day and to celebrate, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater will be hosting an all-day event. And last year, it celebrated its 40th anniversary, and its new artistic director is keeping the operation in the family.
Mar. 21, 2024
Michael Carbajal
Phoenix will soon have street signs named after a world boxing champion. Dozens of people showed up at Phoenix City Council chambers Wednesday to show support for Michael Carbajal.
Mar. 20, 2024
Snow on mountain
Stories of melting ice in the Arctic and the effects of climate change on animals like polar bears have been common over the past several years. Kiliii Yüyan has spent a lot of time in that region, documenting both people and animals — and their ways of life.
Mar. 20, 2024
Basketball with Final Four logo
Located outside of the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, the 16-foot tall, 25-foot wide 3D bracket is expected to become a fan-favorite picture spot.
Mar. 19, 2024
Man in suit poses
Opera singer Armando Contreras recently spoke with The Show about his career, singing in front of a hometown audience in Phoenix and how he got into opera in the first place.
Mar. 19, 2024
Tempe Diablo Stadium
The Tempe City Council recently approved a construction contract for upgrades to the spring training and minor league operations home of the Los Angeles Angels.
Mar. 18, 2024
stairs leading to south building
After many years of adding residents, restaurants and high-rises in downtown Phoenix, leaders are envisioning the next wave of economic development.
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Mar. 18, 2024
Two player celebrate on basketball court
The GCU men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Las Vegas, beating UT-Arlington 89 to 74 to win the WAC championship.
Mar. 18, 2024
Artists who work with found objects are notorious for having strange collections of random items waiting to be turned into art. An installation by two local artists spotlights their unusual collections and chronicles their time making art in the Valley.
Mar. 15, 2024
Textile art in a striped room
Textile artist Sarah Zapata spoke with The Show about her latest exhibition at the Arizona State University Art Museum, “Beneath the Breath of the Sun."
Mar. 15, 2024
Bobby Hurley
Jason Wolf, a sports investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network, joined The Show to talk about coach Bobby Hurley's still unsigned contract with ASU men's basketball.
Mar. 15, 2024
Basketball players pose
The Arizona State University Sun Devils competed in their last Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night, before they move to the Big-12 conference in late 2024. The 11th seed Sun Devils faced off against the Utes of the University of Utah, the sixth seed in the tournament, culminating in a 90-57 win for Utah.
Mar. 14, 2024
The Show is exploring the desert season by season in the series Saguaro Land — through music, art, literature, food, drink, flora and fauna — and now through design.
Mar. 14, 2024
Blonde Barbie doll in swimsuit in case
The Phoenix Art Museum received collections of Barbies from private collector David Porcello and Mattel for the “Barbie: A Cultural Icon” exhibition, which is open until July 7.
Mar. 13, 2024
Pleasure Cult Tiny Desert Concert on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix
By day, Honey Danger works at the downtown Phoenix coffee shop Xanadu. But when the sun goes down, they assume their role as the lead singer of Pleasure Cult — a name that comes from the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000.
Mar. 13, 2024
Woman in glasses wearing black
Longtime Phoenix arts advocate Kimber Lanning joined The Show to talk more about iconic downtown gallery Modified Arts, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary show.
Mar. 13, 2024
downtown tucson
The upcoming the Mosaic Quarter is a sports and entertainment center that county official say will bring in billions in local and regional revenue. It's slated for a 90-acre stretch of county-owned land alongside the existing Kino Sports Complex on Tucson’s south side.
Mar. 12, 2024
People sit on stage in a panel
Phoenix is preparing for 300,000 downtown visitors in early April when the NCAA Men’s Final Four comes to the Valley.
Mar. 12, 2024
Lily Shimbashi
Women have always played sports — and they’ve always broken barriers in the process. But Lily Shimbashi says this year, things are different.
Mar. 12, 2024


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